NHS Shetland Annual Review 2015
The Annual Review for NHS Shetland will take place from 5.30pm on Thursday 8th October 2015 in the Bressay Room, Upper Floor Montfield, Burgh Road, Lerwick. This is when the Board is held to account for the way in which it has delivered services in the last year. Click here to read the Self Assessment of Performance 2014/15.
There will be a presentation from the Board Chair Mr Ian Kinniburgh and Chief Executive Mr Ralph Roberts about key achievements in 2014/15, and also the challenges that lie ahead. Following the presentation and a refreshment break BBC Radio Shetland will air a live special ‘Speakeasy’ discussion programme to ‘take the temperature’ of the Health Service in Shetland from 6.10–7.00pm.
You are very welcome to attend the Annual Review evening to hear about what is happening in your local health service, provide feedback about your experience of using health services, and also ask questions. If you do not wish to or are unable to attend in person but have a question you would like to ask the NHS Shetland panel of speakers, please email email@example.com or telephone 01595 694747.
If you have any queries about the Annual Review or if you have any additional support requirements, such as assistance in accessing the building, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Hand, Corporate Services Manager on (01595) 743064, firstname.lastname@example.org
Know Who To Turn To
If you are not sure who you need to speak to for the right medical assistance when you're ill, injured or have a long term medical condition, please refer to our 'Know Who To Turn To' section for advice.
A Self Help Health Guide for Shetland residents is also available.
All routine health matters, including repeat prescriptions must be dealt with by your own GP practice.
For medical emergencies please call 999.
To contact NHS24 call 111.
Other health advice is available from NHS Inform
Living a healthy lifestyle not only helps to keep you fit, but it also reduces your risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and other conditions. A healthy lifestyle can help keep your immune system better tuned, reducing the risk of infections and diseases.
Please visit Health Improvement's 'Health Shetland' website for a wealth of resources on how you can improve your health and the support that is open to you, e.g. through the smoking cessation service.
Your rights as a patient
As a heath Board we are responsible for looking after your health and will do whatever we can to make sure you are given the best treatment possible. Sometimes you may feel you need more information to be able to make an informed decision. There are a number of resources on this site which may be helpful to you in this regard:
- Accessing your health records
- Making a Freedom of Information request
- Leaving feedback or making a complaint
You can also visit the NHS Inform website for a range of up to date materials regarding, for example, providing your consent, your right to confidentiality and what you can expect from the NHS. The materials at this site are available in alternative languages and formats.
Please help us to become better at how we care for you and how we plan our services. We want you to contribute and participate so NHS Shetland works better for everyone.
To understand how you can be involved, please see our Getting Involved section. This provides information about our Patient Focus Public Involvement work and our Public Partnership Forum. It also provides information about volunteering for us, and how to leave feedback through our comments and suggestions and complaints mechanisms.